Doctor says Iraqi president speaking after stroke

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is able to speak and understand people around him as he recovers from a stroke he suffered in

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Five years on, no justice for British teen raped in India

NEW DELHI: The mother of a British teenager who was raped and left to die on a Goa beach five years ago has blasted India´s “rubbish” legal system over the

Cuba’s Raul Castro raises possibility of retiring

HAVANA:  Cuban President Raul Castro has unexpectedly raised the possibility of leaving his post, saying Friday that he is old and has a right to retire. But he did not

Iran Revolutionary Guard begins military exercises

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has begun a three-day ground and airmilitary exercise aimed at upgrading its combat readiness. State TV says the drills involve ground forces of the

Talk of peace with Pakistan Taliban angers victims

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Hazratullah Khan, who lost his right leg below the knee in a car bombing, answers immediately when asked whether the Pakistani government should hold peace talkswith

Rape and killing of 3 young sisters shocks India

NEW DELHI:  Police say investigators are searching villages in western India for suspects in the rape and killing of three youngsisters. The killing of the girls aged 7, 9 and

Three die in shooting, fiery crash on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS: Three people died in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip early on Thursday when one or more gunmen in aRange Rover sport utility vehicle opened fire on

Syria says 53 killed in Damascus car bomb

DAMASCUS, Syria: A car bombing near Syria’s ruling party headquarters in Damascus killed 53 people on Thursday, according to state media, while mortar rounds exploded near the army’s central command

11 killed in explosions in southern Indian city

HYDERABAD, India: A pair of bombs exploded Thursday evening in a crowded shopping area in the southern Indian city ofHyderabad, killing at least 11 people and wounding 50 more in

Britain to India: Diamond in royal crown is ours

AMRITSAR, India: British Prime Minister David Cameron says a giant diamond his country forced India to hand over in the colonial era that was set in a royal crown will